Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 5 September 2015 at 09:54.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2015 after 21 days on 28 September 2015 at 02:50.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 193 of Meeus index or 1146 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.3°.
6 days after point of perigee on 30 August 2015 at 15:24 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 September 2015 at 11:28 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 381 788 km (237 232 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 466 km (252 566 mi).
6 days after descending node on 31 August 2015 at 10:16 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 September 2015 at 04:38 in ♎ Libra.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 17:06 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.163°. Over the next 15 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.134° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 21 September 2015 at 12:02.
In 6 days on 13 September 2015 at 06:41 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.